Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$70,647
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$3,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $70,647.
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$59k
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$71k
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$87k
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MEDIAN $70,647
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Salary
$59k - $87k
Bonus
$2k - $5k
Total Pay
$56k - $88k

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Job Description for Legal Assistant

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Legal Assistant. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Legal Assistant
Legal Secretary
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Legal Assistant

Skills in Document Preparation, Document Management, Office Administration and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents.

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistant

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,894 based on 39 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,802 based on 94 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,454 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,330.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (38.4% less), Dallas, Texas (23.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (22.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Entry Level
21.7%
Early Career
52.2%
Mid Career
13.9%
Late Career
12.2%